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Brewers Reserve Imperial IPA | Old Schoolhouse Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.86/5
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81 Ratings
Brewers Reserve Imperial IPABrewers Reserve Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Schoolhouse Brewery
Washington, United States
oldschoolhousebrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by barleywinefiend on 07-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,463
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
81
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of erickc
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dar482
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in crystal clear pale amber to amber.

The aroma is classic piney, biscuity malt.

Flavor follows with some dankness, malty sweetness takes over with a bit of caramel, not too much bitterness, piney as well. Leaning on the sweeeter side, but very much that West Coast IPA.

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Photo of Rogerlb
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Head quickly disappeared, leaving a thin white head and lacing that rings the glass above the beer. Slight haze but no sentiment. Beautiful amber orange; it's a perfect visual.

Aroma is hoppy, with citrus and pine along with some flowers in there. Very promising. The taste is more leaning towards the pine and hops, juicy but without an overpowering citrus. I do get spoiled orange peel in there, but it's really more concerned with balancing (very well) the hoppy complexity (there's 7 hopes involved according to the paperwork) than the citrus. Slight dank, pine and onions, yet never does it get too piney or too bitter, because a balanced caramel is keeping a lid on things. They claim 90 IBU but I'd have guessed 40 at most. Thanks, Old Schoolhouse.

The booze is there but it's pretty subtle for 9%. As user mactrail says, it verges into the sharp and acidic territory but managed to keep it out of the "too much" area. Smooth, baby. Aftertaste is clean and light. Pleasant bitter lingers but nothing to scare away the uninitiated. For fans of juicy pine but don't like extremes. Great example of Northwest IPA style. More sippable than your mother's DIPA.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pagutus
4.81/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aquazr1
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in a tulip. Pours an amber golden color with little head. Nose is sweetness from the malts, pine and some citrus. Taste is much the same with the pine and malts being the most prominent. There is some bitterness on the finish, which fits the high ibu.

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Photo of beerinmybelly
4.53/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjelden
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AFreakingCougar
3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JISurfer
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Metaltildeath
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cherche
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Ja5onM
4.52/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of casapy
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of SeaAle
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of snaotheus
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a large mug. Poured gently, so it didn't overflow the glass with head. Fridge temp, maybe 40 F. If there's a date or a code on the bottle, I can't find it.

Pours slightly hazy, lots of carbonation, medium head, creamy, dissipates slowly. Smell is pretty strong, not quite arm's length strong, but I have long arms and a weak nose. Really smells good, bright and grassy, spicey, piney. Smells great.

Taste has a nice healthy bitterness, grapefruit rind and pine, I think. Lots of malt, not a bright and lovely as the aroma, but good.

Mouthfeel is medium body and a little sticky. Overall, very good.

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Photo of virinow
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Sokool
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Brewers Reserve Imperial IPA from Old Schoolhouse Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 81 ratings
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